A young boy sits atop a yellow motorcycle, his hair falling in shaggy wisps across his forehead. He looks down at the speedometer and makes gleeful revving noises, his focus on the machine rendering him oblivious to the woman quickly snipping off his hair. So transpires a typical salon appointment at Shear Fun, where a team of friendly stylists grooms boys and girls alike within an imaginative, colorfully decorated space.
The cheery yellow walls and smiling staff coax forth smiles from even the most apprehensive of young visitors, making them comfortable as they snuggle into vehicle-shaped chairs. The team performs various salon services, including styling hair, installing feather extensions, and bestowing first haircuts upon youngsters. In their spa, visitors enjoy services such as pedicures, mother-daughter manicures, and BFF mani-pedis for those who have not yet been betrothed to a prince or princess.
After stylists Angi Snodgrass and Cathy Sturm opened their salon, they dubbed it the Cass & Company Salon to foreground the importance of their entire team. The tight-knit crew, designated level 4 to level 1 stylists, hone their techniques at workshops held across the country and even teach new talent on site.
Within the chic space, the stylists cut, color, and retexturize locks, fortifying strands with helpings of Benniefactor, Reference of Sweden, and Gage for Men products. They do their work next to the salon?s sleek grey walls and under a ceiling lofty enough to allow someone to fly a kite beneath it. Elsewhere in the salon, technicians perform body waxes, and massage therapists administer deep-tissue massages in private rooms.
Cosmedic Lazer Medspa's team of technicians utilizes Candela's GentleLase Pro to deliver a range of aesthetic treatments. The laser's chilled tip keeps skin cool, comfortable, and unmoved by romantic comedies as its beams traverse patients' skin, removing hair and reducing wrinkles and sun spots. Located within a sleek, modern space, the spa also draws on its host clinic's medical expertise to create customized weight-loss programs.
The threading specialists at MinShu's Threaded Eyebrows possess more than half a century of experience and utilize an ancient South Asian technique to free facial pastures of unwanted hair. After cat's-cradling pieces of natural thread into an intricate formation, a threader will roll the looped cotton along clients' brows to emancipate hair follicles from a tightly browed grasp. In just about 15 minutes, the procedure can precisely sculpt eyebrows into mischievous arcs, complacent lines, or surrealistic M.C. Escher staircases without the use of needles, chemicals, lasers, or hot wax. Patrons can expect to maintain their newly styled, peach-fuzz-free vision protectors for as long as two to four weeks.
At Aura Skin Care & Spa, licensed aesthetician Mercedes conducts myriad treatments that share one common goal: smoothing skin. To determine which service best befits her client, Aura analyzes epidermises before targeting imperfections such as acne and signs of aging with nearly 20 cleansing facials. Yet those only skim the surface of Aura's available treatments, which range from skin-firming microcurrent facials to harvest pumpkin peels. Along with ridding skin of fine lines and dead skin cells, Aura hones in on unwanted hair with body waxing available for ladies and gents alike. To help clients maintain their skin's newfound silkiness, Aura stocks an extensive selection of products by top brands such as Dermalogica, Glo Theraputic, and Bioelements.
Drawing on more than a dozen years of experience, master stylist Billie Scaggs transforms locks from behind her chair at Salon D'va. Before cutting new styles on men and women, she makes sure hair is in tiptop shape with clarifying, conditioning, and reconstruction treatments. She then sets to work crafting coifs. That means coloring dos with foil highlights and lowlights in natural sun-kissed shades or dramatic hues of red or purple, as well as spiraling or smoothing strands with perms and relaxers.